'Pervy peepholes' found in trendy hipster hotel
A popular hipster hotel is under fire after peepholes were discovered in the ladies toilets.
Oxford University student, Becca Mier (21), was shocked when she opened the doors to the ladies toilets in the Dean Street Townhouse in London, to discover three discreet holes in the middle panel of each toilet door.
The holes were crotch-level and stuffed with damp toilet tissue.
The hotel and restaurant in London's Soho is popular among celebrities such as Katy Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow and describes itself as a 'home to aristocrats and artists since 1732'.
Speaking to local student newspaper 'The Tab', Ms Mier said she was shocked to find the peepholes.
‘I heard a rumour on Facebook about them and had to go and see for myself.
'I was so disgusted to see them.
'The fact that they were so discreet as well, it's an invasion of privacy and it's horrible.
'They were tiny but big enough for somebody to see through.
‘You weren't able to see them until you were sat down on the actual toilet, they were crotch height and very discreet.’
The linguistics student made a complaint to the manager and asked that something be done about the peepholes.
'He was very apologetic and kept going on about how horrible it was.
'I wouldn't say that his initial reaction was shocked, but he did say he was concerned.
'Within minutes from my complaint he had told maintenance and the holes were filled with white industrial plaster
‘I asked them who they thought it was and they didn't know. They had literally no idea who had done it.'
The general manager of the establishment said that the hotel would ramp up security in light of the discovery.
'We have CCTV on our staircase but not in the actual bathrooms.
'But we do have security on the door. We take things seriously here.’
'We have regular toilet checks and I know that no men would have gone in there.
'I have no idea who it could have been.
'In any case, my customers are my priority and I have taken responsibility.